3 Kislev 5777 – Untitled

As I stared into the patterned moonlight on my carpet, I remembered
The promises
The passion
The fights
and the choice I made to walk away.
If miracles are in fact improbable chances
Like the sunrise I watch from the driver’s seat
I am reminded of the impending day
I’ve been aching to leave,
and I now realize:
This is such difficult sacrifice.

There are no guarantees anymore
And I pack these ill-fitting fears away
in the stubborn crevice of a Patagonia duffel bag.

Everything is a miracle.

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Jenin Refugee Camp c.2001 by Luc Delahaye born 1962

I want to shred as many hearts as I can with this coming short story, so that we may start looking inward to examine our faults, repair the world, and stop demonizing the people we’ve perceived as enemies incapable of change for so long.  I hope that for some, this may inspire a change from within.

Cold Water, coming soon.

(Photograph copyright Luc Delahaye, “Jenin Refugee Camp”, 2001)